This year in Philadelphia, the bar has been raised significantly. The Philadelphia Eagles finished with a winning record in Nick Sirianni’s first season as head coach, as well as Jalen Hurts’ first full season as the team’s full-time starting quarterback.
With the acquisition of A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans, the Eagles rewarded their faith in Hurts by forming one of the best young wide receiver tandems in the NFL.
Quiz Watkins, a promising young wide receiver for the Eagles, is also on the roster, as is Dallas Goedert, one of the game’s top tight ends. With the NFL’s greatest rushing attack and one of the league’s best offensive lines, it’s simple to see why the Eagles could challenge for the NFC East crown.
The Eagles’ pass rush was significantly strengthened by the signing of Haason Reddick and the draught selections of Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean in the offseason. Josh Sweat, who had a career season after returning from an Achilles injury, gives this unit even more punch.
DeVonta Smith & AJ Brown
Darius Slay & James Bradberry
The best WR & CB duo the #Eagles have had in YEARS.
— Ty (@HandsTeamTy) May 18, 2022
The interior of a defensive line led by Javon Hargrave will benefit from Fletcher Cox’s return as well. The Eagles’ youthful secondary will be led by Darius Slay, who has a lot to learn, but the team has the makings of another trip to the playoffs.
The Eagles’ success in 2022 will depend on Hurts taking the next step in his development and becoming the team’s future franchise quarterback. Based on their opponents’ winning percentages, the Eagles have a favorable schedule (.464 is the third-lowest in NFL).
For the NFC East, the Eagles are favored by +250 at Caesars Sportsbook to finish with nine victories. The Eagles’ game-by-game schedule, as well as the opponents’ Over/Under victory totals, are included below. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the schedule and the most difficult part of the year.
a total of five games, four of which will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during prime time
Four away games were squeezed into a tight window of time.
Three away games in a row in December
Three weeks without leaving Pennsylvania and only one road game from Weeks 6 through 10 — a 40-day period where the only road game is on a Thursday night (Week 9 at the Texans)
In 2022, there will be nine home games, up from eight last year.
Three games against teams with winning records from last season await the Eagles in Weeks 11-13, which will test their mettle. It begins with a trip to Lucas Oil Stadium for a game against the Indianapolis Colts (9-8) and then a home game against the Green Bay Packers (13-4) for “Sunday Night Football.”
The Tennessee Titans (12-5) will be the final opponent for the Indianapolis Colts (11-9) in Week 13, as the Titans were the top seed in the AFC last season. This group has a total victory percentage of.667 from last season.
Because they play two of the three games at home, the Eagles will have to prove themselves in 2022.
D.J. Chark and Jameson Williams helped the Lions’ offense last season, which was one of the worst in the NFL. Jared Goff no longer has to rely on Amon-Ra St. Brown and T.J. Hockenson as his only options in the passing game.
The Eagles are expected to break away in the second half and put up some scores.